|Location||United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£17,585.00 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A minimum 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or a related discipline which includes courses in organic chemistry. Alternative qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Selection is based upon a candidate’s application, references and an informal interview.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
IELTS minimum by component: 6.0
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
This programme equips chemists with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in drug discovery research in industry or academia.
Modules cover the entire drug discovery, design and development process and include biomolecules as drug targets, target validation, lead finding from synthetic and natural sources, and lead optimisation through medicinal chemistry. Pharmacology and toxicology are included to give an in-depth understanding of the requirements of drug-like molecules. An entire module is devoted to in silico (computational) methods for protein modelling, ligand docking, drug design, and bio- and chemoinformatics.
All of this medicinal chemistry training is backed up by the provision of a working knowledge of advanced organic chemistry, spectroscopy and analytical chemistry. It will also be applied in an extensive practical project at the forefront of drug discovery and design research. Professional development is covered over the whole programme, specifically in the Management, Communication and IT Skills module, and is one of the contributing factors to making Surrey number one in the UK for graduate employment.